F265. Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction

Room 515 B, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction, the fourth in a series of anthologies edited by the late Judith Kitchen (this one with co-editor Dinah Lenney), includes 77 authors, a significant number of whom live, work, and teach in LA. Four such authors read and talk about their essays, as well as other aspects of writing, teaching, and appreciating long- and short-form nonfiction.



Dinah Lenney is the author of The Object Parade and Bigger Than Life: A Murder, a Memoir, and coedited Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Fiction with the late Judith Kitchen. She teaches in the Bennington Writing Seminars and the Rainier Writing workshop and serves as a senior editor at LARB.

David L. Ulin is the author of Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles. His other books include The Lost Art of Reading, Labyrinth, and Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, he is book critic of the Los Angeles Times.

Amy Gerstler's most recent books of poetry are Scattered at Sea, Dearest Creature, and Ghost Girl. She has been a journalist and art critic and teaches at the University of California at Irvine.

Bernard Cooper’s most recent book is The Bill from My Father. He is also the author of Maps to Anywhere, A Year of Rhymes, Truth Serum, and a collection of short stories, Guess Again.

Meghan Daum is the author of four books, most recently The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion. She is also the editor of Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New Yorker, Harper's and Vogue.


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